Lippincott’s Illustrated Q&A Review of Rubin’s Pathology presents the key concepts of modern pathology in the form of clinical vignette-style questions. Using the format of the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the questions address the major topics in general and systemic pathology presented in Rubin’s Pathology: Clinic pathologic Foundations of Medicine. In addition to being a learning companion to this textbook, these questions will serve as a stand- alone resource for self-assessment and board review.
The questions are prepared at a level appropriate for second-year medical students. They provide a roadmap for students completing their courses in pathology and preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Students in the allied health sciences (e.g., nursing and physical therapy) will also ﬁnd considerable didactic value in clinical vignette-style questions.
Clinical vignette-style questions strengthen problem-solving skills. Students must integrate clinical and laboratory data, thereby simulating the practice of pathology and medicine in general. Case-based questions probe a level of competency that is expected for success on national licensing examinations. Given below are key features of this text:
- Multiple choice questions follow the USMLE template. Case-based questions include
- (1) patients’ demographics,
- (2) clinical history,
- (3) physical examination ﬁndings, and
- (4) results of diagnostic tests and procedures.
- Each clinical vignette is followed by a question stem that addresses a key concept in pathology.
- Questions frequently involve “two-step” logic—a strategy that probes the student’s ability to integrate basic knowledge into a clinical setting. The answer choices appear homogeneous and are listed alphabetically to avoid unintended cueing.
- Over 200 full-color images link clinical and pathologic ﬁndings.
- Answers are linked to the clinical vignettes and address key concepts. Incorrect answers are explained in context.
- Normal laboratory reference values are included for key laboratory tests.
- As an additional test-taking practice tool, the questions are also presented in an electronic format on our connection Web site (http://thePoint.lww.com/LIQARpathology2). Questions can be presented in both “quiz” and “test” modes. In quiz mode, students receive instant feedback regarding the correctness of their answer choice, along with a rationale. The test mode helps familiarize the user with the computer-generated USMLE experience.
We hope that this review of pathology will encourage students to think critically and formulate their own questions concerning mechanisms of disease. We are mindful of the words of e. e. Cummings, who wrote “always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.” We wish our students success in their learning adventure. Most importantly, have fun with pathology.
Bruce A. Fenderson
David S. Strayer
- Chapter 1 Cell Injury
- Chapter 2 Inﬂammation
- Chapter 3 Repair, Regeneration, and Fibrosis
- Chapter 4 Immunopathology
- Chapter 5 Neoplastic
- Chapter 6 Developmental and Genetic Diseases
- Chapter 7 Hemodynamic Disorders
- Chapter 8 Environmental and Nutritional Pathology
- Chapter 9 Infectious and Parasitic Diseases
- Chapter 10 Blood Vessels
Chapter 11 The Heart
- Chapter 12 The Respiratory System
- Chapter 13 The Gastrointestinal Tract
- Chapter 14 The Liver and Biliary System
- Chapter 15 The Pancreas
Chapter 16 The Kidney
- Chapter 17 The Lower Urinary Tract and Male Reproductive System
- Chapter 18 The Female Reproductive System
- Chapter 19 The Breast
- Chapter 20 Hematopathology
- Chapter 21 The Endocrine System
- Chapter 22 Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolic Syndrome
- Chapter 23 The Amyloidosis’
- Chapter 24 The Skin
- Chapter 25 The Head and Neck
- Chapter 26 Bones, Joints, and Soft Tissues
- Chapter 27 Skeletal Muscle
- Chapter 28 The Nervous System
- Chapter 29 The Eye
- Chapter 30 Cytopathology
- Appendix A: Normal Reference Range
- Appendix B: Common Abbreviations
- Appendix C: Figure Credits